US Stocks posted another week of strong gains, led to the upside by the NASDAQ Composite index, settling on Friday at its highest close since September 2008.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 36,000 jobs in February and an unemployment rate remaining at 9.7%. The January and December numbers were revised as well. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
Stocks retreated on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's Beige Book report showed the economy is improving but not at a fast enough pace to spur hiring. How should investors be positioned ahead of the big employment data on Friday? Hank Smith, chief investment officer at Haverford Investments discussed his market outlook.
We went from talk of doom and gloom to expectations of an economic boom in less than a week. How should you play it?
Expect a W-shaped recovery going forward, said Robert Ward, director of Global Forecasting at the Economist Intelligence Unit. He shared his market outlooks.
If you really believe Greece is in the clear and China’s planners are better maestros than Greenspan, this stock may be a play.
Stocks advanced Wednesday as reports on the services sector and jobs came in better than expected.
Stocks pared their gains Tuesday after a Fed president suggested the central bank should begin tightening "sooner rather than later."
Stocks advanced Monday as prospects for a resolution to the Greek debt crisis somewhat brightened and AIG agreeing to sell its Asian business to UK insurer Prudential.
The Dow and S&P 500 turned in their best monthly performance since November 2009, while the NASDAQ turned in its best monthly gain since December 2009.
The Dow dropped more than 150 points, or about 1.5 percent, after a report showed jobless claims surged last week. Coca-Cola was one of the biggest drags on the Dow following news it plans to buy its bottler. And Palm fell more than 20 percent at the open after the gadget maker slashed its revenue forecast.
Stocks opened lower Tuesday after an unexpected drop in German business confidence but the Dow soon rebounded, led by Home Depot after the company's earnings beat.
Believe it or not, some news that’s fit to print just isn’t making the papers, Cramer says.
Are the markets having a case of the Mondays? Not only do the markets have a tendency to consistently perform worse on Mondays, but in fact for the Dow and S&P, Monday is the only weekday that has a negative average rate of return.
U.S. stocks posted their best weekly gain since November 6, 2009, led to the upside by the S&P 500 index, rising 3.13%. Industrial and material stocks were among the best performers this week.
Find out what the Fed’s latest move really means for stocks.
The worst performing stocks in the S&P 500 during the most recent pullback have reversed their downtrend, outperforming the gains in the overall index by nearly 5% in the past five trading sessions.
Stocks opened higher Wednesday after Deere blew past earnings expectations and a report showed a rebound in housing starts.
When employers hire temporary staff after a recession, it's long been seen as a sign they'll soon hire permanent workers. Not these days.
U.S. stocks snapped four weeks of consecutive losses, led to the upside by the NASDAQ Composite, posting a gain of 1.98%. This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below the 10,000-mark, its lowest close since November 4, 2009.